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Arizona Teacher of the Year Awards Luncheon

The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office had the honor of accompanying our 2017 Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year Mr. Jigar Mehta to the Arizona State Teacher of the Year Awards Luncheon. The event was held on November 07, 2017 at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Mehta, a Math and MetroMatematicas teacher at Nogales High ... Read More »

Meet and Greet 2017

Three agencies collaborated for the second time this year to host a Meet and Greet Event on November 1, 2017.  Adolescent Wellness Network, the Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) and the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office joined forces to plan the event.  Attendees included school staff and personnel from all districts in the county, along with twenty-five community outreach ... Read More »

Power of One Conference 2017

October is always a busy month for the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office as they host a variety of events on promoting domestic violence awareness. Events included peace walks, intimate ceremonies, and social gatherings. The main goal is to help reduce the number of domestic violence cases in Santa Cruz County through prevention and education. Today, community organizations in the ... Read More »

SEABHS

South Eastern Arizona Behavioral Health Services also is known as SEABHS provides mental health and substance abuse services to Santa Cruz County. It is an organization that has been in Santa Cruz County for over 42 years. It recently reopened it doors again in Nogales in July of 2017. SEABHS was originally founded in 1976 to serve as the administrative ... Read More »

People that “echo”-Yassar Canchola

For our December issue our people that “echo” editorial chose Yassar Canchola as an individual who echoes in Santa Cruz County. Mr. Canchola is a Nogales native. Mr. Canchola is not new to the field of social work. He began his career in the field in 1994. He is currently a substance abuse counselor and site supervisor for South Eastern ... Read More »

Arizona@Work Hosted A Successful Job Fair

Arizona@Work hosted their 4th Annual Santa Cruz Job Fair and Community Expo at the Nogales High School Ray Molera Gymnasium on Wednesday, October 11th from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. This annual event helps dislocated workers, and new career job seekers connect with local employers in Santa Cruz County. This year a total of 786 people participated in the job fair with ... Read More »

Healthy Families/Healthy Youth Program in Santa Cruz County

The Governor’s Office of Youth Faith and Family in conjunction with the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent, Alfredo I. Velásquez, sponsored five Healthy Families/Healthy Youth events which were held in the county throughout the month of September. The goal of the program is to prevent drug abuse and addiction through education and training. Middle school and county staff received training ... Read More »

Domestic Violence Official Proclamation March of Peace & Candlelight Vigil 2017

On Monday, October 2nd at 5:30 p.m. the Santa Cruz County Complex by the office of the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office and Victims Services Division hosted their Annual Domestic Violence Official Proclamation March of Peace & Candlelight Vigil in memory of victims of domestic violence who lost their lives, and honor survivors. The goal is to bring community awareness. ... Read More »

Parent Love Connection Celebrates Abilities

The Santa Cruz Parent Love Connection celebrated during the month of October with a walk to spread awareness on down syndrome awareness. During the month of October, the Parent Love Connection celebrates people with Down syndrome by making people aware of their capabilities and their accomplishments. “Our celebration is not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating their abilities,” said Maria ... Read More »

Angel’s Purse

Angel’s Purse is a non-profit organization in Santa Cruz County serving families and children with autism. The organization was founded in 1998 by the program director Jenny Culver Hill. Mrs. Hill started the organization when her son was diagnosed with autism. She felt at that point not enough information, services or options were available to families with autistic children. Autism ... Read More »

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